Alan T. Nolan's Civil War scholarship is always thoughtful and insightful and often times brilliant. (Lance Herdegen)
Alan T. Nolan has been a major presence in the field of Civil War history since the publication of his classic treatment of the Iron Brigade in 1961. He has produced a body of writings notable for their range, clarity of argument, and determination to challenge romantic conceptions of the conflict. This collection shows Nolan at his best in questioning the iconic status of Robert E. Lee, assessing other military leaders, extending his pioneering study of the Iron Brigade, and evaluating the work of fellow historians. It represents a most welcome addition to the roster of Civil War books. (Gary Gallagher)
About the Author
Alan T. Nolan
is a lawyer in Indianapolis, an Honorary Trustee of the Indiana Historical Society, a Fellow of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, and member of the Indianapolis Civil War Round Table. His Civil War books include The Iron Brigade
and Lee Considered: General Robert E. Lee and Civil War History
. With Sharon Vipond, he edited Giants in Their Tall Black Hats: Essays on the Iron Brigade
. Several years ago in honor of its fiftieth anniversary, the Milwaukee Civil War Round Table, the second oldest round table in the country, created a new award called the "Alan T. Nolan Lifetime Achievement Award." The first recipient, obviously, was Alan T. Nolan.